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Stories about Surveillance

11 March 2015

Netizen Report: Macedonian Leak Scandal Reveals Mass Surveillance, Corruption

Protests are heating up both on and offline in Macedonia, Myanmar, and Paraguay.

#Pyrawebs: Online Activism Against Metadata Retention Bill in Paraguay

Paraguay is a democracy today, but a new data retention bill is reminding many citizens of the country's late twentieth-century dictatorship.

28 February 2015

Iran Reacts to the Latest Snowden Leak on SIM Card Hacks

Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technologies told Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency that he urges all state employees and ordinary Iranians to rely on their landlines for most communications.

27 February 2015

Digital Citizen 2.4

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Last month, a horrific attack on the Paris offices of...

20 February 2015

Your Mobile Privacy is Under Threat Because of US and UK Spies

"The NSA and GCHQ covertly stole millions of encryption keys used to protect your mobile phone communications."

17 February 2015

Twitter’s Transparency Report: Can It Help Hold Arab Governments to Account?

If Twitter is adhering to local laws, users should know which local laws are being invoked, both to collect the data and in the cases to which they are related.

10 February 2015

Turkey Cites National Security as it Cranks Up Internet Controls

Courts offer citizens occasional protection from Ankara's vicious war on freedom of expression and privacy, so government is looking for laws that bypass them.

4 February 2015

Netizen Report: Asian Governments Embrace Surveillance in the Name of Security

While Thailand and Singapore press for broader surveillance powers, Ecuadorian social media users take heat from their president and Macedonia says no to drones.

14 January 2015

Netizen Report: Post-Charlie Chilling Effects Take Shape Worldwide

This week, we look at reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attack from Russia, the UK and across the EU -- and the ramifications the attack could have for digital rights.

7 January 2015

Chinese Police Are Buying Spyware — And Posting Their Purchase Orders Online

Netizens now can see exactly what surveillance tools police are using, and exactly how much they paid for them.